China Preview Quotes: BAR

Jenson Button: "The Chinese Grand Prix has become one of my favourites, so it's great to be heading there this week for the final race of the season. The Shanghai circuit is quite challenging and fun to drive. We were on the podium last year and we know it's a track that should suit this year's car

China Preview Quotes: BAR

"We did some good work in testing for the last couple of races and though I'm reluctant to make any predictions after a disappointing home race for the team in Japan, I think we will be stronger in China. We have a busy week ahead though, looking at where things went wrong for us and what we can do to make sure we can step up again to end a tough season on a high note. I am looking forward to it."

Takuma Sato: "I am absolutely determined to have a strong race in my final Grand Prix for B.A.R Honda. Shanghai is an extremely impressive circuit in terms of the facilities and challenging track layout. Last year I had a good race from the back of the grid, and there are a number of good overtaking opportunities at this circuit. After positive tests during the past month, we believe we should have a strong package, so I am very excited about the last race of 2005."

Gil de Ferran, Sporting Director: "We are really looking forward to going to China for many reasons. It is the last race and that always has a special taste. China itself is fascinating and the circuit is fantastic. Obviously we are still licking our wounds from a difficult race in Japan, however we are hoping to be able to do a better job and finish the season on a high after a lot of analysis in the week ahead. Taku has the latest development engine which we think will be beneficial."

Shuhei Nakamoto, Engineering Director, Honda Racing Development: "We've been pleased with the progress we have made with our engine development through the year and we have our most powerful engine for the last race of the V10 regulation in China. We'll be doing all we can to finish the season with a good result.

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